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AGED CARE ACT 1997 - SECT 82.1

Community visitors grants

             (1)  The Secretary may, on behalf of the Commonwealth, enter into a written agreement with a body corporate under which the Commonwealth makes one or more grants of money to the body for the following purposes:

                     (a)  facilitating frequent and regular contact with the community by care recipients to whom residential care or home care is provided;

                     (b)  helping such care recipients to maintain independence through contact with people in the community;

                     (c)  assisting such care recipients from particular linguistic or cultural backgrounds to maintain contact with people from similar backgrounds.

A grant of money under this subsection is a community visitors grant .

             (2)  A * community visitors grant is payable to a body:

                     (a)  at such time as is specified in the agreement; and

                     (b)  in full or in such instalments as are specified in the agreement.



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